Free prostate cancer screenings offered this week

LITTLE ROCK — September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time to remember that one out of every nine men in Arkansas will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lives.

Throughout this month, Baptist Health Community Outreach will hold free prostate cancer screening events in central Arkansas to help men ages 45 to 75 know the risks and beat the odds. Screening is a simple blood draw, and walk-ins are welcome.

  • Bryant Senior Activity Center, 6401 Boone Road #3 (Bishop Park), Bryant
    • Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Southwest Community Center 6401 Baseline Road, Little Rock
    • Thursday, Sept. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m.
  •  Dunbar Community Center 1001 W 16th St., Little Rock
    • Friday, Sept. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Sherwood Senior Center 2301 Thornhill Drive, Sherwood
    • Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among U.S. men and is usually found in those older than 65. Each year, approximately 2,000 Arkansans will be told they have prostate cancer. While most prostate cancers grow very slowly, some spread quickly to other areas.

Before coming to any of the free prostate cancer screenings listed above, speak with your provider to learn more about the benefits and decide if screening is right for you.For more information, contact Baptist Health Community Outreach at 501.202.1540.